A disgusting man who become rowdy and abusive to staff on-board the Red Jet in Cowes before urinating over a refreshment counter has been before Southampton Magistrates Court. 

Ben Marsh, 26 of North Baddesley, Hampshire boarded the 21:15  high-speed service from Cowes on 28th April before becoming what the court has described as rowdy and abusive, getting out of his seat repeatedly before demanding the use of a toilet.

Mr Marsh  amazingly managed to gain access to the boat’s bridge, twice, demanding that Captain Rob Hinton stop the boat so Marsh could use the toilet.

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Due to the defendants behaviour, Captain Hinton had no choice but to slow the vessel down to six knots for the safety of all passengers.

Ruining around £1,000 of food and causing over £3,500 of damages, Marsh urinated over the on-board, causing the Red Jety 4 to be out of action for two days.

In front of the court, Marsh admitted criminal damage, abusive behaviour and causing violence on a ship likely to endanger its navigation.

The case has been adjourned until later in the month for a pre-sentence report to be established.

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